A series of drugs used to relax anxious or agitated patients, ideally without inducing conciousness although they all induce drowsiness. Minor tranquilizers, sometimes referred to as anti-anxiety agents, include chlordiazepoxide, dizepam and hydroxyzine. They have strong potential for addiction.
drugs used to relieve anxiety or calm disturbed behavior.
A class or family of drugs used to lessen anxiety or nervousness. Most major tranquilizers are habit-forming.
Drugs that are sedatives.
A class of medications used to treat symptoms of anxiety or agitation. Most tranquilizers work by increasing GABA, the principal CNS inhibitory neurotransmitter, thus resulting in a general calming effect.
Drugs prescribed to promote sleep or reduce anxiety; this National Household Survey on Drug Abuse classification includes benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and other types of CNS depressants.
Drugs used to treat excessive nervousness and restlessness, having a tranquilizing effect.
Depressant drugs that relieve anxiety.
central nervous system depressants that relax the body and calm anxiety